Search found 160 matches

by mamba
Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:35 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Gigabyte GA-586DX Dual Socket-7 Board
Replies: 24
Views: 18326

I'm wasting some time on it again... It seems that there IS and explanation for USB problems (the article is for GA-686KDX, but I find the same problems and messages): "Apparently the GA-686KDX shipped with both 1 MBit and 2 MBit flash chips and corresponding BIOS versions. The latest version for 1 ...
by mamba
Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Any performance diff between regular K6-III and K6-III+?
Replies: 10
Views: 7853

K6-IIIplus (like 2+) support "Extended 3Dnow!" instructions.
Anyway there is no difference between III and III+ at the same speed in real life.
But a you can easily overclock a III+ @ 600MHz.
by mamba
Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Gigabyte GA-586DX Dual Socket-7 Board
Replies: 24
Views: 18326

Thank you, I can explain him the whole thing, but I might be happy even if he could fix the HD limit problem with a bios patching.
by mamba
Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Gigabyte GA-586DX Dual Socket-7 Board
Replies: 24
Views: 18326

you bet
by mamba
Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:27 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Gigabyte GA-586DX Dual Socket-7 Board
Replies: 24
Views: 18326

I reinstalled the whole thing, but the USB card won't work.
I give up.
I'll try with another one, but I can't find a USB card with internal USB ports with pins.

This project si really a pain in the @ss.....
by mamba
Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Gigabyte GA-586DX Dual Socket-7 Board
Replies: 24
Views: 18326

It is,
it was completely functional on a MVP3G2 and G5.
by mamba
Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:42 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Gigabyte GA-586DX Dual Socket-7 Board
Replies: 24
Views: 18326

I get 32mbyte, now I'm at 96mbyte of ram. My major problem now is the USB2.0 card, I tried to uninstall/reistall the drivers but I always get the messages (on the 4 single ports) "firmware out of date, unable to initialize the card, get a bios update to solve the problem" or something like that (sor...
by mamba
Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Gigabyte GA-586DX Dual Socket-7 Board
Replies: 24
Views: 18326

From Gigabyte manual: The mainboard can be installed with 4 / 8 / 16 / 32 / 64 / 128 MB 72 pins SIMM module DRAM, and the DRAM speed must be 60 or 70 ns. The DRAM memory system on mainboard consists of bank 0 & bank 1. Each bank consist of 2 PCs 72 pins SIMM module DRAM. Because the 72 pins SIMM mod...
by mamba
Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Gigabyte GA-586DX Dual Socket-7 Board
Replies: 24
Views: 18326

I have got 2 sticks of SIMM, 128mbyte each one.

Unfortunately they are HP, and HP produced proprietary pinouts for servers.

On Ebay there are a lot of users selling 64mbyte sticks, some 128mbyte also.
by mamba
Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:10 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Gigabyte GA-586DX Dual Socket-7 Board
Replies: 24
Views: 18326

The motherboard manual says: · DRAM MEMORY - 2 banks 72 pins SIMM module socket on board. - Use 4 / 8 / 16 / 32 / 64 /128 MB 60~70 ns SIMM module DRAM. - 8 ~ 512 MB DRAM size. - Support Fast Page / EDO DRAM access mode. So it supports 128mbyte x 4 simm stick = 512Mbyte of RAM. The chipset is Intel a...
by mamba
Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:02 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Gigabyte GA-586DX Dual Socket-7 Board
Replies: 24
Views: 18326

Thank you Jim. I'm looking for some 64mbyte per stick, at least. I tried a USB PCI card (2.0, but 1.1 compatible), as I said the card itself is recognized and intalled, but the single hubs are not initialized, don't know why. I checked Ian's homepage, but there is no patched bios for the GA-586DX. I...
by mamba
Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:57 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Gigabyte GA-586DX Dual Socket-7 Board
Replies: 24
Views: 18326

Gigabyte GA-586DX Dual Socket-7 Board

Hi, I'm setting up a system with this dual socket-7 motherboard http://stason.org/TULARC/pc/motherboards/G/GIGA-BYTE-TECHNOLOGY-CO-LTD-Pentium-GA-586DX-1.png As you can see on the image, it has 4 PCI, 4 ISA, 2xIDE channles (Mode4) and a SCSI controller AIC7880. I'm using a Quantum Atlas 8,4Gbyte for...
by mamba
Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Benching K6-III+ ANZ 500MHz with DFI K6XV3+/66
Replies: 6
Views: 4852

heck... I was searching in hardware/tech corner...
by mamba
Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:07 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Benching K6-III+ ANZ 500MHz with DFI K6XV3+/66
Replies: 6
Views: 4852

I was searching for the wpcredit tweaks of jim but I'm not able to find them.
Anyway I'll try to bench another K6-III+ 500AMZ on my MVP3G2 as soon as I set it up and I'll do extensive tests with it.
by mamba
Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:19 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Benching K6-III+ ANZ 500MHz with DFI K6XV3+/66
Replies: 6
Views: 4852

All wpcredit settings are in the reports, I think I have done them all. You can see them. Offset 53 changed to F0 Interleave mode set to 2 bank. CAS set to 2 (from bios) Sideband addressing on. Only at default FSB I managed to use 4 bank interleave. The CPU was set at 5x for the default and FSB 624 ...